Comcast to face Senate Judiciary Committee on Time Warner deal

Comcast to face Senate Judiciary Committee on Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Representatives of Comcast and Time Warner will face the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, a day after filing a 175-page merger application with the FCC.
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Merger of giants scrutinized through size of cable bills

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A proposed merger between two U.S. cable giants, Comcast and Time Warner, would not slow price increases, a Comcast executive said.

U.S. blocks companies aiding Iran from banking system

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Federal officials said Thursday they have taken action against a collection of companies and people who allegedly supported Iran's nuclear and missile programs.

U.S. says Iran not yet open for business

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Iran's "day may come" but it's not yet time for international companies to re-engage with Iran, the U.S. undersecretary for financial intelligence said.

Treasury designates 4 leaders of Japanese crime network for sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Four senior members of the largest syndicate within the Japanese Yakuza crime network now are subject to sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said Thursday.

Existing oil sanctions squeezing Iran, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said Iran will lose billions of dollars in oil revenue because of sanctions pressure.
Iran says it's wrong to think nuclear activity slowed

Iran says it's wrong to think nuclear activity slowed

TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Ali Akbar Salehi, one of Iran's top nuclear officials, said Thursday there was no basis to claims that Iran's nuclear activities had slowed down.
White House, lawmakers duel over new Iran sanctions

White House, lawmakers duel over new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The White House says new sanctions being crafted on Capitol Hill may split Washington from its partners, while a key lawmaker calls them an "insurance policy."

Al-Qaida in Arabian Peninsula operating on ransom money from West

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is operating on ransom money from the West, with kidnappings the largest single source of funding, officials say.

Myanmar pressured over North Korean ties

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. military recognizes Myanmar's efforts to pursue reforms but has concerns about its ties to North Korea, the Defense Department said.

U.S. Treasury Department says Pakistani madrassa funds terrorists

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department, in its first such action, designated a Pakistani madrassa as an organization that helps finance terror groups.

U.S., S. Korea review North Korean options

SEOUL, July 30 (UPI) -- South Korea and the United States will work together to keep the pressure on North Korea, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

U.S. Treasury Department sanctions Myanmar general for arms deals

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department Tuesday leveled sanctions against a Myanmar general for buying arms from North Korea despite an international ban.

U.S. targets Hezbollah's diplomacy

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Hezbollah is working to extend its reach beyond Lebanon by styling their supporters as foreign diplomats in West Africa, the U.S. Treasury Department said.

Sanctions on Iran's oil working, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- U.S. laws targeting foreign purchases of crude oil from Iran left a detrimental mark on the country's oil revenues, a U.S. Treasury Department official said.

U.S.: Liberty Reserve case no comment on e-currency exchangers

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- Charging seven men with running a $6 billion online money-laundering business is not an indictment of all digital currency exchangers, U.S. officials said.

U.S. says Iran's oil sector shady

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department said Iran was resorting to "convoluted schemes" to evade sanctions on its energy sector, an official said.

Canada suffers from 'Iranophobia,' Iran says

TEHRAN, April 23 (UPI) -- The ideology of al-Qaida is far removed from the principles of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.

U.S. blacklists Iranian alleged to launder billions, evade sanctions

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- The United States blacklisted an Iranian executive and a network of companies Washington said laundered money to evade sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.

Report: N. Korea may face more sanctions

SEOUL, March 20 (UPI) -- North Korea is likely to face additional financial sanctions besides those imposed by the U.N. Security Council, sources told South Korea's Yonhap News.

U.S. sanctions Greek shipping company

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The United States has imposed sanctions on Greek company Impire Shipping and its president for helping Iran get around sanctions on its energy sector.

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Security Council OKs N. Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS, March 7 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved more sanctions Thursday against North Korea, imposing penalties on the country's banking, travel and trade.

Man arrested in theft of $150,000 painting

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A Greek man was arrested in New York City, charged with grand larceny in the theft of a Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery, officials said.

U.N. probing rights situation in Mali

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The United Nations confirmed Friday that a three-person team was on the ground in Mali to investigate potential violations of humanitarian law.
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